September 29, 2008

Icelandic Glacial Opens New Bottled Water Facility

Icelandic Water Holdings has announced that it will begin production of its CarbonNeutral certified bottled spring water from its new naturally powered bottling facility in Olfus, Iceland.

The company claims that the new 71,688-square-foot bottling facility has environmentally-efficient and modern bottling equipment. This plant operates on geothermal and hydroelectric power. The new facility houses two separate bottling halls, increasing production from 5,000 bottles per hour (bph) to 30,000 bph, the company added.

Icelandic Glacial is currently concluding its national roll out in the US with distribution partner Anheuser-Busch. Icelandic Glacial is available coast-to-coast at outlets including Duane Reade, Albertsons, Publix, Safeway and Kroger.

Jon Olafsson, chairman and CEO of Icelandic Glacial, said: "Environmental stewardship has always been a core part of our company's philosophy - it's a natural part of being from Iceland. We now move production to one of the world's most environmentally advanced bottling facilities ever constructed, further reinforcing our commitment to delivering consumers a product they can drink with a clear conscience."